Who is Aegon II Targaryen in House of the Dragon and who plays him?

However, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Queen Alicent Hightower aren’t the only characters to be portrayed by multiple stars.

One of these figures is another member of the Targaryen family, Prince Aegon Targaryen, or Aegon II if you wish to differentiate him from Aegon the Conqueror.

So who is Prince Aegon and who portrays him in House of the Dragon?

Who is Prince Aegon II Targaryen in House of the Dragon?

Ty Tennant as Prince Aegon Targaryen (right) in House of the Dragon Ollie Upton/HBO

Prince Aegon Targaryen is the eldest son of King Viserys I Targaryen and Queen Alicent Hightower.

As the eldest son of King Viserys, Aegon claims the Iron Throne after his father and is considered by some to be the king’s rightful successor.

However, Viserys named Aegon’s older half-sister Princess Rhaenyra as his heir and forced the lords of the realm to swear obedience to her, making her the Princess of Dragonstone.

Despite the birth of Aegon and his siblings, the king showed no sign of rejecting Rhaenyra as his heir.

Viserys even rejected the proposal of Alicent’s father, Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), to marry Aegon to Rhaenyra in the tradition of ancient Valyria, accusing the King’s Hand of seeking to advance House influence. Hightower.

Will Aegon himself be so eager to supplant his sister?

Who plays Prince Aegon II Targaryen in House of the Dragon?

Well, a number of actors play Prince Aegon Targaryen in the House of the Dragon TV series.

Following an uncredited child actor portraying Aegon, two actors take on the role during his teenage and adulthood.

Ty Tennant

Ty Tennant attends the Sky group premiere

Ty Tennant attends Sky Group’s House Of The Dragon premiere in London David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Age: 20

Instagram: @ty__tennant

As a teenager in House of the Dragon, Prince Aegon Targaryen is portrayed by the actor Ty Tennant.

Son of David Tennant and Georgia Tennant, Ty is also the grandson of Peter Davison on his mother’s side.

He is therefore the son and grandson of two actors who played The Doctor in Doctor Who, while his mother played ‘The Doctor’s Daughter’, Jenny, in an episode of the series.

Ty Tennant’s previous credits include Doom Patrol, War of the Worlds, and Tolkien.

Tom Glynn-Carney

Tom Glynn-Carney attends the Sky group premiere

Tom Glynn-Carney attends Sky Group’s House Of The Dragon premiere in London David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Age: 27

Instagram: @mrglynncarney

Twitter: @TGlynnCarney

After time passes in the series narrative, Prince Aegon Targaryen is portrayed as an adult by the actor Tom Glynn-Carney.

This isn’t the first time Glynn-Carney has shared a role with Tennant, having both played historical figure Christopher Wiseman in the Tolkien film at different ages.

Glynn-Carney’s previous credits include playing Peter in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Henry “Hotspur” Percy in Netflix’s historical drama The King.

He also appeared in The Last Post TV series, Domina, and is set to star in the Steven Knight SAS Rogue Heroes series.

Speaking of the role of Wonderland magazine in the spring of 2022, Glynn-Carney said of the role of Aegon: “It’s definitely one of the darkest roles I’ve played. He’s a very, very complex character. One minute we love it, and then the next we hate it, but I’m really enjoying that kind of back-and-forth of the role. It’s a tough thing to play, but it’s rewarding in so many ways.

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